The Conference will take place at São Julião da Barra Fort,
Lisbon, Portugal, on 3 and 4 September 2018.

São Julião da Barra Fort

São Julião da Barra Fort is one of Portugal’s largest maritime fortifications and is impressive for its size and power. Besides being the official residence of the Portuguese Ministry of Defense. On foggy mornings and afternoons, the line of its walls looks like the bow of a ship ploughing along the Tagus. It was built to protect the sandbar and access to the port of Lisbon. Construction began in the 16th century under King João III and its walls have been witness to some of Portugal’s major military confrontations. It’s well worth discovering its history protected by the ditches and bastions at the entrance to the city.


Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, has less than 600 thousand inhabitants and constitutes a nest of History and Culture and celebrates the crossroads of people.
The important history of this city is based on the constant presence and mutation of cultures. This city was dominated during the Neolithic period by Iberian people who used their port to transport food by sea to the Cornwall (present Sicily). It was inhabited by Celts, Romans and Muslims and it was only conquered by Portuguese people in 1147, by its first king D. Afonso Henriques.

Lisbon is one of the main touristic cities in Europe and in the world. From fado, to football, from mountains to beaches, from 5 star hotels to hostels, from new places like Parque das Nações to St George Castle, from uptown to downtown, you can find everything.


Lisbon Airport is well known as a destination for millions of people doing business, tourism or both particularly from the British Isles and America. The airport is located half an hour from the University by tube, and also half an hour by metro from central Lisbon.

Land at the Lisbon international airport which is just a mere 7 km from the centre of the city. Served by the main international airlines and just 3 hours away from the main European capitals, it is very easy to reach.

To visit Humberto Delgado Airport’s website click here.

National and international trains arrive every day at Santa Apolónia station, which is very close to all the traditional neighbourhoods and Terreiro do Paço. But if you would like to add a unique architectural experience to your arrival, get off at Gare do Oriente, whose Calatrava-designed lines impress even those who see it every day.
The best ways to enter Lisbon are via the A1 and A2, which both have national and international connections along their course.